Region 1 – Central VA Support Groups

Please note that the dates and times of meetings may change. Please contact the support group before attending to confirm details.

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Cancer Support Ministry Meeting
Caregivers, friends and family welcome.
Meeting Days: Monday after the 4th Sunday (Jan., March, May, Sept.,Nov.)
Meeting Time: 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Meeting Location: Union Branch Baptist Church
Address: 11519 River Road, Chesterfield, VA 23838
Phone: 804-526-1795
Contact: Charlotte Bell

Here for the Girls, Inc. (Beyond Boobs!) Support Group–Richmond
As young women who belong to a “club” no one wants to join, we know the value of sharing this journey with each other. We host monthly support group meetings in our own homes. We focus on our women’s health, not just their breast cancer. We emphasize wellness and practicing healthy lifestyles to help our young survivors live their best lives. Friends and family members are always welcome to participate too.
Meeting Days: 2nd Thursday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 pm
Meeting Location: Email for address
Facilitators: Melissa Weaver, Beth Oliver, and Madeline Cason
Email: richmondsupport@hereforthegirls.org
Website: www.hereforthegirls.org/support

Breast Cancer Support Group
Meeting Days: 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Meeting Location: Community Room, Martin’s Foods
Address: 40 Colonial Square, Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Phone: 804-541-6945
Contact: Monica Gowin

Cancer Support Group
Meeting Days: 1st and 3rd Monday
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm
Meeting Location: John Randolph Medical Center
Address: 411 West Randolph Road, Hopewell, VA 23860
Phone: 804-541-7778
Website: http://hcavirginia.com/service/info/cancer-support-groups

Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support

Meeting Days: 2nd Monday of every month

Meeting Time: 6pm

Meeting Location: Memorial Regional Medical Center, main conference room (beside cafeteria)

Address: 8260 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116 

Contatct: Whitney Burton (804) 559-1835 or (804) 828-1066 OR Bettie McGarrie (804) 327-3040

General Cancer Support Group

Open to all cancer survivors, from newly diagnosed to veterans. Facilitated by social worker, nurse navigator and survivorship nurse practitioner. Registration not required.
Meeting Days: 1st and 3rd Tuesday
Meeting Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Meeting Location: Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center, Cancer Resource Center Room 1110 (behind the gift shop)
Address: 8260 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Phone: 804-893-8711
Contact: Mary Baker
Email: mary_baker@bshsi.org

General Cancer Support Group
Meeting Days: Every Monday
Meeting Time: 10:30 am
Meeting Location: Massey Cancer Center at Hanover Medical Park
Address: 5140 Meadowbridge Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Phone: 804-228-7027
Email: kmullin@mcvh-vcu.edu

Breast Cancer Support Group
Meeting Days: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm
Meeting Location: Virginia Breast Center Waiting Room
Address: 601 Watkins Centre Parkway, Midlothian, VA 23113
Phone: 804-893-8623
Contact: Kathy Childers
Email: kathryn_childers@bshsi.org

Breast Cancer Support Group
Meeting Days: 2nd Wednesday of every month
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meeting Location: Southside Regional Medical Center, 3rd Floor Classroom
Address: 200 Medical Parks Boulevard, Petersburg, VA 23805
Phone: 804-765-5884
Contact: Faye Flemming

Tri-Cities Beyond Boobs!

Meeting Days: Last Wednesday of the month
Meeting Time: 6:30pm
Meeting Location: Variable
Phone: 757-729-1138
Contact: Raymon
Email: raymon@beyondboobs.org

Tri-Cities Pink Challengers

Meeting Days: 3rd Thursday
Meeting Time: 6:00pm
Meeting Location: Petersburg YMCA
Address: 120 North Madison Street, Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone: 804-828-9724
Contact: Katelyn Schifano
Email: pink.challengers@gmail.com

Advanced Breast Cancer Support Group
Meeting Days: 1st Thursday of each month
Meeting Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Meeting Location: Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, Cancer Center Specialty Clinics
Address: 7611 Forest Avenue, Suite 320, Richmond, VA 23229
Phone: 804-287-4362
Contact: Roxanne Cherry, Oncology Chaplain
Email: Roxanne.Cherry@hcahealthcare.com

Beyond Boobs! Richmond Support Group
As young women who belong to a “club” no one wants to join, we know the value of sharing this journey with each other. We host monthly “Tea and Talk” meetings in our homes, where we serve healthy snacks and green tea along with generous helpings of encouragement and laughter. Friends and family members are always welcome to participate too.
Meeting Days: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 pm
Meeting Location: Email for address! Richmond, VA
Phone: 757-870-7758
Contact: Mary Beth Gibson
Website: www.beyondboobs.org/contact-us/support-group-locations

Breast Cancer Support Group
Meeting Days: 4th Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Meeting Location: Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Cancer Center Specialty Clinics
Address: Forest Medical Plaza; 7611 Forest Avenue, Suite 320, Richmond, VA 23229
Phone: 804-200-7033
Contact: Susan Guckenberg
Email: susan.guckenberg@hcahealthcare.com

Breast Cancer Support Group
Meeting Days: Every Wednesday
Meeting Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Meeting Location: The Hawthorne Cancer Resource Center
Address: 1401 Johnston-Willis Drive, Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: 804-330-2136
Contact: Robin Yoder
Email: robin.yoder@hcahealthcare.com

**Newly Diagnosed (3 months post-diagnosis or less) meet at 6pm right before regular groups on 1st Wednesday of the month**

Breast Cancer Support Group
Meeting Days: 3rd Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Meeting Location: Richmond Surgical Group
Address: 8921 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, VA 23229
Phone: 804-285-9416 ext. 299
Contact: Susan Uhle

Breast Cancer Support for African-Americans
Meeting Days: 2nd Thursday of every month
Meeting Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Meeting Location: 5th Baptist Church
Address: 1415 W. Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23220
Phone:804-864-7879

Contact: Theresa Teekah

Cancer Survivors Support Group
For anyone living with a cancer diagnosis.
Meeting Days: Every Monday
Meeting Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Meeting Location: The Hawthorne Cancer Resource Center
Address: 1401 Johnston-Willis Drive, Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: 804-330-2136
Contact: Robin Yoder
Email: robin.yoder@hcahealthcare.com

Cancer Support for Spanish-Speaking Women

Meeting Days: 3rd Saturday
Meeting Time: 12pm-2pm
Meeting Location: The Hawthorne Cancer Resource Center
Address: 1401 Johnston-Willis Drive, Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: 804-366-1102
Contact: Claudia Campos
*Caregiver, families, and children also welcome*

**Phone support also available**

Cancer Support for Patients and Survivors
This general cancer support group is provided by Massey for patients, survivors, caregivers and anyone else affected by cancer. The meetings will offer open and confidential discussions, guest speakers and cancer-related topics, as well as the opportunity to network with others who share similar experiences.
Meeting Days: 2nd Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Meeting Location: VCU Massey Linen-Powell Patient Resource Library, North Hospital, Ground Floor
Address: 401 College Street, Richmond, VA 23298
Phone: 804-628-2106 (Connie) or 804-828-1066 (Whitney)
Contact: Connie Macaluso or Whitney Burton
Email: cmmacaluso@vcu.edu
Website: http://massey.vcu.edu/patient-care/resources/support-groups/

Cancer Caregiver Support Group
Meeting Days: 3rd Monday of each month
Meeting Time: 4:30 pm
Meeting Location: Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Cancer Center Specialty Clinics
Address: 7611 Forest Avenue, Suite 320, Richmond, VA 23229
Phone: 804-287-4362
Contact: Roxanne Cherry, Oncology Chaplain
Email: Roxanne.Cherry@hcahealthcare.com

Caring for the Caregiver
Meeting Days: Every Thursday
Meeting Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Meeting Location: Thomas Johns Cancer Hospital at Johnston Willis
Address: 1404 Johnston-Willis Drive, Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: 804-267-6078
Contact: Sandra Tan
Email: sandra.tan@hcahealthcare.com

God Can!
Cancer support group for women touched by cancer. Hosted by the West End Assembly of God Women’s Ministries.
Meeting Days: 3rd Sunday of each month
Meeting Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Meeting Location: West End Assembly of God
Address: 401 Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23229
Phone: 804-833-8126
Contact: Melinda Bell

Lymphedema Support Group
Sponsored by Bon Secours, VCU Massey and Retreat Hospital’s Lymphedema Programs.
Meeting Days: 3rd Tuesday of each month (Does not meet in Nov., Dec., or Jan.)
Meeting Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Meeting Location: Retreat Hospital, 1st Floor Boardroom
Address: 2621 Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: 804-254-5164 (Angela) or 804-270-9071 (Patty)
Contact: Angela Denny, RN or Patty Donovan

Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
This is an opportunity for anyone who is within the first 3 months of a Breast Cancer Diagnosis to meet in a smaller forum with facilitators.
Meeting Days: 1st Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Meeting Location: The Hawthorne Cancer Resource Center
Address: 1401 Johnston-Willis Drive, Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: 804-330-2136
Contact: Robin Yoder
Email: robin.yoder@hcahealthcare.com

Sisters Network Central VA, Inc.
Providing support and education for survivors and care givers of breast cancer. To empower and encourage each other through the journey and challenges of breast cancer.
Meeting Days: 3rd Sunday of each month
Meeting Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Meeting Location: Sister House
Address: 105 East Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-447-4027
Contact: Zelma Watkins
Email: sncva@comcast.net
Phone: 804-864-7879

Sisters Network Richmond, VA Inc.
Provides education, peer to peer and group support to survivors living with breast cancer.
Meeting Days: 2nd Sunday of each month
Meeting Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Meeting Location: Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital, Conference Room A
Address: 1500 North 28th Street, Richmond, VA 23223
Phone: 804-426-9575
Contact: Kimberly Hawkins
Email: richmondvirginia@sistersnetworkinc.org

Look Good, Feel Better
Look Good Feel Better is a non-medical, brand-neutral public service program that teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.
Look Good Feel Better group programs are open to all women with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, or other forms of treatment. Visit the website or call the number below to find the program closest to you.
Meeting Days: Varies by Location
Meeting Location: Multiple Locations
Phone: 1-800-395-5665
Website: http://lookgoodfeelbetter.org/programs

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Updated February 2016.